2009 – July

2009 – July
Just back from holiday and still far from caught up with myself so apologies for late note.
While flow in Chalfont St Peter has ceased, it is really good to see it continuing through Chalfont St Giles and well into the fields beyond.  Clearly this is “perched flow” fed from the upper reaches and, I like to think, has been helped by our work on the Mill Leat and downstream to and through the village.
Great news then that, just this week, Roger Lerry received strong support from Cheryl Gillan, our MP, in a meeting at the Houses of Parliament to present the Chiltern Society proposals.  I understand that a key factor in the success of these discussions was the depth of local support and existence of a community group – aka MRA!
Special mention to Ray Randle and the “weekday” team for their sterling effort a couple of weeks back and to Andrew Wilson and supporters for providing our presence at Chalfont St Peter Feast Day – see photo attached with John Norris, Andrew Wilson & display
In my diary it says 12th July – MRA Work Party?  What about yours?  Given the depth of overgrowth and lack of water at Chalfont St Peter, the obvious tasks are a) a quick litter pick and debris removal upstream of the Greyhound and b) a first hit at the stretch downstream of the shopping centre.  At Chalfont Gilles, I suggest a refresh past the farm downstream of Mill Lane, any tidying through the village and perhaps some channel clearance downstream of the Church Bridge.   Please let me know asap if you expect to join us for any of the above – it is a busy time of year and if no-one is available, we might cancel this time.  (I’ll send another note on Friday evening).      
Finally, I look forward to catching up with some of “the regulars” and maybe meeting some new hands in The Jolly Farmer Room at the Village Hall from 08.00 this Thursday.
C St Peter Feast Day 2009.jpg


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